Israel ben Meir di Curiel
Israel ben Meir di Curiel (1501–1573) was an influential 16th-century rabbi at Safed, Ottoman Palestine. He was a disciple of Joseph Fasi in Adrianople and also stayed for a time in Constantinople. In Safed he studied under Isaac Luria and Jacob Berab, by whom he was subsequently ordained. He served together with Joseph Karo and Moses Trani on the Safed beth din (law court). Di Curiel's students included Mordechai HaKohen of Safed and Bezalel Ashkenazi. An outstanding preacher in his time, his homilies were collected and published, in addition to his Or Ẓaddikim (Salonica 1799). The renowned poet Israel Najara was his grandson.